National Strawberry Week

runs from the 2nd to the 8th of June, and is now in it’s seventh year! There are plenty of prizes to be won, look out for the on pack stickers in participating stores, text in with a chance to win one of €1000 prizes.

There will also be competitons in the RTE Guide, and in the IFJ.

What is National Strawberry Week about? We feel that by giving you great recipes, telling you more about the growers, letting you know about the health benefits of strawberries(8-10 strawberries have the same Vitamin C content as an orange) and talking about the seasonality of fruit and vegetables, that you’ll reach the same conclusion that we have: that the best way to enjoy your food, stay healthy and support local farmers this summer is by buying some strawberries!

Bord Bia works with growers to help them to achieve the standards laid out in the Bord Bia Quality programme. By buying produce carrying the quality mark, you are assured that the product has been produced to the highest international standards and that this is checked regularly by Bord Bia. Secondly, you know where it comes from – if it carries the Origin Ireland Q Mark then you are assured that the product was grown and processed in the Republic of Ireland.  Bord Bia actively promotes the consumption of at least 5 or more fruit and vegetable portions per day.